Diagnosis Code M15.1
Information for Medical Professionals
The diagnosis code M15.1 is grouped in the following Diagnostic Related Group(s) (MS-DRG V35.0)
Convert to ICD-9 General Equivalence Map
The ICD-10 and ICD-9 GEMs are used to facilitate linking between the diagnosis codes in ICD-9-CM and the new ICD-10-CM code set. The GEMs are the raw material from which providers, health information vendors and payers can derive specific applied mappings to meet their needs.
- 715.04 - Gen osteoarthros-hand (approximate) Approximate Flag
The approximate flag is on, indicating that the relationship between the code in the source system and the code in the target system is an approximate equivalent.
- Heberden's node
- Heberden's nodes with arthropathy
- Hypertrophy of upper limb
- Interphalangeal osteoarthritis
- Named sign of joint
- On examination - hands - Heberden's nodes
- On examination - Heberden's nodes
- Osteoarthritis of distal interphalangeal joint
- Osteoarthritis of finger joint
Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code M15.1 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:
- Inclusion Terms: Inclusion terms
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- Interphalangeal distal osteoarthritis
Information for Patients
Also called: Degenerative joint disease, OA, Osteoarthrosis
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. It causes pain, swelling, and reduced motion in your joints. It can occur in any joint, but usually it affects your hands, knees, hips or spine.
Osteoarthritis breaks down the cartilage in your joints. Cartilage is the slippery tissue that covers the ends of bones in a joint. Healthy cartilage absorbs the shock of movement. When you lose cartilage, your bones rub together. Over time, this rubbing can permanently damage the joint.
Risk factors for osteoarthritis include
- Being overweight
- Getting older
- Injuring a joint
No single test can diagnose osteoarthritis. Most doctors use several methods, including medical history, a physical exam, x-rays, or lab tests.
Treatments include exercise, medicines, and sometimes surgery.
NIH: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Osteoarthritis (Medical Encyclopedia)
- What Is Osteoarthritis? - NIH - Easy-to-Read (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases)